Sonam Kapoor on being body-shamed: I was called a giraffe because I was too thin
Social media is really a double-edged sword. It helps you in staying updated and in touch with your near and dear ones. But sometimes, it is full of negativity as trolls are ready to offer their uncalled for opinion on anything and everything under the sun. Sonam Kapoor has had a bad experience on social media. She even took a break from Twitter because of too much negativity.
The ‘Veere Di Wedding‘ actress recently appeared on Arbaaz khan‘s show ‘Pinch’, where she spoke on a range of issues like nepotism and body shaming. Sonam revealed that she has been subjected to body shaming on social media.
Commenting on all kind of opinions that people have to offer on social media, Sonam Kapoor said, “If people see some aspirational girl getting what she wants, I think that instigates people to be negative. There are also people who are happy with someone else’s success.”
Talking about this unhealthy trend of body-shaming, Sonam said, “Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha went a through a lot of body shaming. I find it very mean because that can make you feel very insecure about yourself. Especially when you are an actress, you have so many people looking at you and judging you. This judgemental mentality needs to change. At a certain age, I was called a giraffe because I was too thin and then I gained weight and I had a hard time with my weight as well.”
She went on to add, “People say bahut patli hai, bahot moti ho gayi hai, kaali ho gayi hai, lumbi ho gayi hai, shaadi kaun karega (she is too thin, too fat, too dark, too tall, who will marry her?)”
The actress also said that people go through a lot of mental health problems, so everyone needs to be sensitive.
You can check out the whole episode of ‘Pinch’ featuring Sonam Kapoor below:
We agree with Sonam’s views and body-shaming really needs to stop. We are glad that an actress like her and Vidya Balan are openly talking about body-shaming.